Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Kook Leftists Want to Secede From Arizona

Whenever we read about some nascent movement from a state about seceding from the United States, it's typically met with derision and howls of laughter. Yet now here we have a case of some whiny liberals unhappy with being in the minority in Arizona and who actually want to secede from the state. At what point will the left grow up and accept the results of elections? If Arizona is so bad, why don't they just move?
On the patio of a downtown bar here last Wednesday night, a handful of people gathered over pitchers of beer to plot the creation of America's 51st state.

With copies of the Arizona constitution before them, they debated how to turn Pima County—a liberal southern swatch of Arizona that borders Mexico and includes Tucson—into "Baja Arizona."

"What's the objective?" one member asked the group, Start Our State.

"Becoming our own state and making our own decisions," said organizer Paul Eckerstrom.

Baja Arizona (the working title) will almost certainly remain a dream, but it suggests the growing chasm between the state's Republican leaders and its frustrated liberal minority.
Aww, poor babies are fwustwated. Waaah! Waaah!
Republicans say the separatists' effort is, at best, a publicity stunt. "It's their silly way of pushing back," said Lori Klein, a state senator and the nullification bill's chief sponsor. "It's Pima County. They fight us on immigration. They fight us on taxes."

"It's no secret that the Democrats took it on the chin this year," said Brian Miller, Pima County Republican Party Chairman. "So instead of regrouping and trying to convince people they are correct in their views, they want to secede." On the other hand, he noted, if Pima County does become its own state, "that would make me the state GOP chairman."

Jokes about the effort, and the liberal history of the region, abound. "The official state license plate would read: Baja Arizona: Your Welfare Is Our Business," wrote Roger Yohem, a columnist for "Inside Tucson Business. "The official state gun would be the Hasbro Super-Soaker."


The Reaganite Republican said...

Hang em high I say lol

Robert Miller said...

Good that will mean they are surrounded.  I live in Southern Cochise County, south east of Tucson.  CC is very conservative.  We could raise a border around Pima county and then blockade it. 

rich b said...

My guess is that the people in Arizona and the adjacent states already live in fear of more douchebags moving in from.... you guessed it - Kalifornia.

That is what happened in the seventies to Oregon and Washington State here on the left coast. Pukes from Kalifornia moved North and of course, took their progressive values with them. The Kali imports came in with lots of money and then proceded to foul up the real estate markets by driving land values through the roof. Other economic problems subsequently followed once the land market went tits up. Shit does roll downhill.

I have several friends from up North and this the story I am often told. This is one of the main reasons why the "good" people of Oregon and Washington refer to the folks from down South as Kalifornicators. We are NOT beloved people up there.

And the irony of it all - many of the progressive folks who left Kali for the North did so because of the high cost of living (taxes, food, fuel, etc...) that was the result of so many years of liberal/progressive government via our legislature and an eight year regime of Jerry "Moonbeam" Brown, our "beloved" governor, who by the way just happens to be once again... our governor. We never seem to learn here.

It's fucking hopeless here in the Peoples Republik of Kalifornia. I'd leave for Idaho were I thirty years younger. I hear that Libertarians are the main influence in the potato State.

Just wishful thinking about Idaho I guess...